Report finds the NYC panel that released Guy Velella didn't follow rules

A report released on Thursday has found that the panel responsible for releasing former state Senator Guy Velella from jail didn't follow the rules.

The Local Conditional Release Commission released Velella after he served only three months of a one-year sentence. Velella, who served 18 years as state Senator representing parts of the Bronx and Westchester, pleaded guilty to bribery charges in May.

According to the report, the board's former chairman told investigators that it would be important to have all panel members votes on record in case there was ever any questions asked. The report also states that the panel didn't understand its own rules, rarely kept records and never met.

Members of the panel all resigned last month.

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